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>> all right. a lot of happy people at ike's at this point. >> that is going to do it for us. than >>> tonight on "world news," terror warning. top government security officials tell why they're concerned about another terrorist attack. >>> hot seat. angry victims confront the giant egg producer about the salmonella in his eggs. >>> about face. an original promoter of lasik eye surgery now says he was wrong and lasik surgery should stop. >>> sex trade. 12 and 13-year-old girls recruited at the mall. a "world news" investigation. >>> and, bible wonder. the red sea simply parts for moses. 21st century science has a new idea of what really might have happened. >>> good evening. since 9/11, all of us in america have lived with the prospect of another terrorist attack. and today, top counterterrorism officials appear before congress with a warning. they said the danger is as grave as it has been since september 11th, nine years ago, and they said al qaeda has new ways of recruiting people inside this country. pierre thomas followed all the testimony today and joins us now. pierre? >> re
on this thursday at 5:00. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. in the news this morning bulldozers will fan out through the san bruno neighborhood devastated by a natural gas explosion and fire. officials say it's time to begin removing the demolished homes. jenelle wang is live in san bruno with more on the story. >> cleanup crews will start coming in at 8:00 this morning to clean out all the debris at this disaster site. they're expected to be here the next four to six weeks. the first job to remove close to two dozen charred cars so they can get the heavy machinery in. then remove debris from the hot zones first. 34 homes to be cleared but could be more later. the cost is about 30 to $40,000 for each job site. for the victims that lost everything, still a lot of questions as the bills pile up. >> as far as insurance. >> what we all went through -- i don't know when that healing process starts to begin. we're still numb. >> as cleanup continues, water trucks will continue to water down the ash to reduce any toxic levels. the san jose county health department has brough
and they strike up a friendship with them, and the tactic they use is, they work to identify what their needs are. how is it going at home? and then they will use the information that this child is giving them and they will become their rescuer. i can fix all that. you're way too mature to be treated like that. i can get you nice clothes, take care of you. and suddenly, they're lavished, all the goods and affection and everything and they think, wow, this person really cares about me. >> they might say to you, like, you know, i lived through more than most 4-year-olds have lived through. and they'll say, i really love justin bieber. >> reporter: this is a victim's advocate. she sees girls from all over the country brought to portland. >> people have been tied up with saran wrap and then left in hotel rooms without food and water for days. people are branded with their pimps logo on their bodies and treated like animals or objects. >> reporter: why here? portland has more than 100 strip joints and massage parlors. the largest legal commercial sex industry per capita in the nation. bigger than even
the same level of service we are used to. >> ac transit is in a contract dispute with their labor union. they say if the labor will make compromises, then some of the cuts can be avoided. if that doesn't happen, these cuts will go into affect in december. live in oakland, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> thank you a lot. >>> another transit agency is looking for additional revenue. bart is considering selling the naming rights to stations and putting up more wrap around ads on the outside of trains to raise a little extra cash. those measures will be debated at a board meeting tomorrow. >>> jaycee dugard and her two daughters may be spared from reliving the ordeal in court. nancy and her husband, philip, were indicted by a grand jury. neither the district attorney's office nor the grand jury though will confirm that report. it would eliminate the need for a preliminary hearing which would likely have required dugard ea testimony. they are accused of kidnapping and holding her for years. both pled not guilty. >>> two men were seriously injured when they fell 25 feet down a cliff on to rocks
.m.. as mike said, the first day of astronomical fall. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. developing news in downtown orinda where commuters can expect a few delays maybe this morning as pg&e tries to cap a gas leak. a construction crew hit a gas main around 11:30 last night near camino pablo. about a dozen homes were evacuated but all residents have now been allowed to return to their homes. city officials say the leak is near the on-ramp to eastbound 24 but say a detour has been put in place. this is the third significant gas leak reported in the last 24 hours in the bay area. yesterday morning crews dealt with a gas leak on the cal state east bay campus in hayward and last night a small leak forced the closure of el camino real in millbrae for two hours. >> bulldozers head out to the san bruno neighborhood devastated by natural gas and fire. the goal is remove demolished homes. >> the cleanup crews will come in at 8:00 this morning to clear out this debris. they're expected to be here the next four to six weeks. the first job to remove close to two dozen charred ca
child-only policies off the market this week. >> they're using children as hostages. it's a stunning admission that they're only interested in covering healthy people, not sick people. >> reporter: the move only applying to new poll skpiz will not affect existing child-only only plans. the indurance industry fears parents will buy poll says only when their children become sick. not w.not enough premiums to cover the cost. >> if there is a system people can drop in and out only when they need it most, then... it won't work. >> reporter: child only policies are a small market geared towards family who make too much to qualify for public programs and whose jobs do not offer dependent care. mothers with who have children with asthma want the option there. >> that is not our fault our kids get sick. >> reporter: pediatricians insist it's more expensive to let kids go without insurance and stay sick. >> when letting those conditions go, untreated, undertreated, then... you're having more emergency room visits, more hospitalizations. obviously increasing health care costs. >> this plan to e
with us. today, congress gets a progress check on how safe the nation's transit system is when it comes to terrorism. >> that, of course, is just one front in the war on terror. a war, now, with more and more threats coming from within our borders. >> emily schmidt has the details this morning from washington. good morning, emily. >> reporter: rob and vinita, good morning to you. the u.s. counterterrorism chief says over the past year, we've seen more significant terror developments than any year since 9/11. there are more threats. and they're happening closer to hope home. top intelligence officials say fighting terrorism is getting more complicated because extremists are looking for help from people within u.s. boarders. >> a new and changing facet of the terrorist threat comes from homegrown terrorists. by which, i mean, u.s. persons. >> reporter: there were three attempted attacks in seven months. first, last year's new york subway plot. then, the christmas day square. and the times square bombing attempt in may. in the last year and a half, 63 americans have been arrested or convic
will be sprayed constantly to keep dust at a minimum. and air monitors will be used every day to check for toxic levels. >> at this point the air quality is very good. we are seeing nothing on the mortars, nothing on the samabling. i was out here yesterday with the wind and there was no dust at all. >> crews will have a checklist for each property after each one is done. what you see now will basically be a dirt lot and property owners can start rebuilding their homes and their lives. >> we have the memories of those homes that were there. and how our neighborhood was before. and it's not the same. and it will never be the same. >> we're not living in the houses yet. and every time i drive up here, i just get -- getting emotional now. it's just not gonna be the same. just not. even when they build. >> yeah. crews say 75% of the debris can be recycled. that's because it's mostly concrete. the cars, the burnt out cars can be recycled. the remaining 25% of the debris will be taken to a landfill in solano county. reporting live in san bruno, i'm jenelle wang, abc 7 news. >> thanks, jenelle. terry mc
had a problem with fake arrest saying in a statement the officer was invited to use scare straight tactics and there were no objections to the lecture. the department internal affairs is now investigating. >> our department has no policy prohibiting an officer from investigating this case or becoming involved in a case where he or she knows the involved parties or is involved with the incident. >> another officer did follow up the incident and complaint citing both teenagers with a misdemeanor charge of sex with a minor. the attorney says that is a cover up and intimidation. case now has the attention of the independent police auditor. >> if it was brutality i will tell you it would be unusual. but it's something i will look at, and that our office will investigate. >> he acted like a cowboy. he lost it and came in. he abused authority. >> the district attorney says she's requested additional information from the police department to determine if any crimes were committed. our legal analyst says it's possible the police officer could face charges including false imprisonment and as
to the u.s. newt gingrich unveiled his plan on the steps of the capitol in 1994. >> we're offering the boldest most decisive, clearest contract in the history of the united states. >> reporter: even nancy pelosi put forth a promised agenda before democrats won control in 2006. the new pledge includes specific pieces of legislation. many of which republicans have all tried -- >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: and failed to get through the democratic congress. the pledge hasn't been released yet. but democrats are attacking it. calling it a return to what they call the failed policies of the bush years. as the democratic leader of the house, his office put it, the pledge should read something like this. i pledge allegiance to the wealthiest of the wealthy, who we will protect before the middle class. in other words, george, the campaign is well under way. >> no question about that. jon karl, thanks very much. >>> the president was taking it on last night, as well. he's here in new york to speak to the united nations this morning. all the fallout after bob woodward's bombsh
're used to. >> a. c. transit is in a contract dispute with its labor union and officials say if the union would make some compromises, some of these cuts could be prevented. if that doesn't happen, the cuts will go into effect in december. in oakland, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> bart is looking for additional revenue. its board is set to me to consider selling more advertising. bart is looking at selling the naming rights to stations adding television monitors and striations and trains and putting up more wrap-around ads to raise extra cash. bart was one of the few transit agencies in the nation to end the fiscal year with a budget surplus. the board of presidents wants to develop more revenue options for possible problems in the future. bart directors are set to vote whether to rename the pleasant hill bart station. the contra costa times reports several business groups in the county redevelopment agency want to change the name of the station to pleasant hill contra costa center. those groups would cover the cost of the name change which includes new station signs, maps and schedules.
just indulge myselo this is my local church. for me it's special because when i used to pray in the jungle, i would pray a lot to this virgin here--the virgin of guadalupe. i read so many times the bible when i was in captivity. i have many favorite passages. one of my favorite is the letter from sans. and he's talking about a vision he had, and he was suffering a lot. and then he hears jesus saying "my grace suffice you." he doesn't need anything else to overcome his pain than the grace of jesus. in a way, he discovered that the more fragile he was, the more stronger he was. and it just made a lot of sense to me in the jungle because it's exactly how i felt. oprah: wow. so what's the most important lesson you think you learned from this ordeal? what did you take from this ordeal? >> well, it--something that helps me every day since i'm free, which is that--it came to a point where i had lost everything. everything. i mean i couldnt move, i couldnt go to the toilet, i couldnt drink when i wanted, i couldnt talk to anybody. i couldn't do anything without--without havingher
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